Accruent Acquires EMS Software, Strengthening Its Space Management Platform
Room & resource scheduling software supports flexible workspaces and campuses.
AUSTIN, TX, June 4, 2018 – Accruent, the world’s leading provider of physical resource management solutions, has acquired EMS Software, bringing the industry-leading workplace and campus management platform into its portfolio, and offering customers the ability to make data-driven meeting space planning decisions. This acquisition continues to build on Accruent’s strategy to deliver the entire lifecycle of managing physical resources to core industries including enterprises, higher education, healthcare, and the public sector.
The EMS Software solutions manage, monitor and control every aspect of meeting rooms, classrooms, gathering spaces, and office hoteling through a single platform. It serves over 8 million users per day at more than 2,000 organizations, providing the visibility, control and insight that enterprises and universities need to increase productivity, reduce costs, attract and retain people, and differentiate their brand. The platform integrates with Microsoft Office, Google G Suite and additional industry-standard and best-of-breed hardware and software solutions, including the Accruent maintenance management platform. EMS readily scales to support the needs of organizations, offering campus-wide scheduling, advanced meeting management features, self-service video conferencing, integration flexibility, configurable business rules, and comprehensive analytics.
“The mission of our clients is to optimize their physical spaces, create a stellar working or learning environment and reduce costs. We acquired EMS Software because their platform helps our customers achieve their missions,” said John Borgerding, CEO, Accruent. “When integrated with our existing portfolio, organizations get the analytics and insights they need to make data-driven space planning decisions. We are learning from our 175 joint customers and are proud to continue investing in the EMS platform.”
Work and study spaces are evolving to become more flexible across both business and education. According to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report, about 70 percent of U.S. offices utilize an “open” environment, indicating this design is now mainstream. Universities are creating adaptable learning spaces by incorporating makerspaces, building in telepresence technologies, and keeping creative rooms available for longer hours to support collaborative education, according to NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition. The Accruent portfolio with EMS products is perfectly positioned to assist companies and schools that have already implemented or are adopting these growing design trends.
“By bringing EMS and Accruent together, we’ll help a broader array of enterprises and universities get the most from their work and learning environments,” said Craig Halliday, CEO, EMS Software. “Our customers will realize greater benefits by tapping into Accruent’s global support and delivery team while integrating room scheduling with Accruent’s solutions in maintenance management, project management and capital planning.”
Accruent will continue supporting EMS Software customers and pursuing the product’s multi-year roadmap while adding integration with Accruent’s existing physical resource management solutions.